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Definition of Tub


  1. An open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, -- used for various purposes.
  2. The amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity; as, a tub of butter; a tub of camphor, which is about 1 cwt., etc.
  3. Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., -- often used jocosely or opprobriously.
  4. A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.
  5. A small cask; as, a tub of gin.
  6. A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; -- so called by miners.
  7. To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant.
  8. To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe.

Tub Quotations

For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road. We stayed with my in-laws, which on life's list of experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors.
Jeff Foxworthy

For short term relaxation, I take a hot tub. It's my best way to unblock writers' block, too. For a bit longer relaxation, I enjoy camping. Just being in the wilderness, with no phones or computers or anything I have to do really refreshes my spirit.
Ellen Hopkins

True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.
Charles Caleb Colton

You can often wash your troubles away with the right kind of bath. Throw everything you have into the tub: bubble gels, bubble oils, bubble powders, bubble gum.
Henry Beard

And when you see it the first time you put the film together, the roughest cut, is when you want to go home and open up your veins and get in a warm tub and just go away. And then it gradually, maybe, works its way back, somewhere toward that spot you were at before.
Joel Coen
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Tub Translations

tub in Afrikaans is bak
tub in Danish is kar
tub in Dutch is bak, tobbe, teil, kuip
tub in French is cuve
tub in Latin is lacus
tub in Swedish is kar, badkar, balja
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